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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Urology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,014Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$584K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,112 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$387K

2014

$494K

2015

$584K

2016

Number of Claims

5,105

2014

4,551

2015

5,014

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
TAMSULOSIN HCL 823

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

300

patients, 27% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 546

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

175

patients, 16% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 464

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

150

patients, 13% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 321

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

236

patients, 21% of all patients

A
NITROFURANTOIN* 230

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

145

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

157

patients, 14% of all patients

O
MYRBETRIQ 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

BICALUTAMIDE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Aug. 15, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.